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Tuesday 20 August 1985

1985-08-20

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Power Of Love by Huey Lewis & The News. In UK Into The Groove by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Better Off Dead..., directed by Savage Steve Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Skeleton Crew by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Better Off Dead...

Directed by: Savage Steve Holland

Starring: John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Kim Darby

Country: United States

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Teen Wolf

Directed by: Rod Daniel

Starring: Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Susan Ursitti

Country: United States

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The Return of the Living Dead

Directed by: Dan O'Bannon

Starring: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa

Country: United States

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Real Genius

Directed by: Martha Coolidge

Starring: Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink

Country: United States

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Fright Night

Directed by: Tom Holland

Starring: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Doris Day's Best Friends

Starring: Doris Day

Country: United States

Mapp & Lucia

Starring: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

Country: United Kingdom

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CBS Storybreak

Starring: Hamilton Camp, Brian Cummings, Michael Bell, Frank Welker

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Written by: John Hawkesworth

Starring: Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Rosalie Williams

Country: United Kingdom

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Robotech

Written by: Carl Macek

Starring: Robert Axelrod, Bill Capizzi, Frank Catalano, Richard Epcar

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 August 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
  • RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Estonia - Restoration Day
  • Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 1st NL pitcher to strike out 200+ in 1st 2 seasons (Dwight Gooden)
  • Libya throws out 1000s Tunisian / Egyptian gas workers
  • Met Dwight Gooden strikes out 16 on way to his 13th consecutive win
  • Hanspeter Beck of South Australia finishes a 3,875-mile, 51-day trip from Western Australia to Melbourne on a unicycle.
  • Israel ships 96 TOWs to Iran on behalf of the US.

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1985?

  • Time: Inset: South African violence by Selwyn Tait.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8970
  • Time: Scanning electron micrograph by Erskine Palmer, CDC. Inset: Congress by Pat Oliphant.

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Talisman

By: Stephen King and Peter Straub

The iconic, “extraordinary” (The Washington Post) collaboration between #1 bestselling author Stephen King and Peter Straub—an epic thriller about a young boy’s quest to save his mother’s life.

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The Sicilian

By: Mario Puzo

After Mario Puzo wrote his internationally acclaimed The Godfather, he has often been imitated but never equaled. Puzo's classic novel, The Sicilian, stands as a cornerstone of his work--a lushly romantic, unforgettable tale of bloodshed, justice, and treachery.

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Love And War

By: John Jakes

#1 New York Times bestselling author John Jakes presents part two of the epic North and South Trilogy—the Civil War saga that inspired the classic television miniseries North and South—with over five million copies sold!“Massive, lusty, highly readable…A graphic, fast-paced ...

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The Life And Hard Times Of Heidi Abromowitz

By: Joan Rivers

From the jacketflap:Written with complete candor and riotous disregard for sworn confidences, America's number-one comedienne, Joan Rivers, confides the naked truths about her former best, best friend, Heidi Abromowitz, the girl whose come-hither look inspired the discovery of penicillin.Without

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

A Mind Forever Voyaging

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 128, MS-DOS, Macintosh

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom, Activision (Commodore 128 version)

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Alien 8

Platform: ZX Spectrum BBC Micro Amstrad CPC MSX

Genre: Action-adventure, maze

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

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Boffin

Boffin

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Addictive Games

Everyone's A Wally

Everyone's A Wally

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Mikro-Gen

The Halley Project

Platform: Apple II Atari 8-bit family Commodore 64 Commodore Amiga

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Mindscape

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